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Re: RC: bridle path

Hi Terri
We have always trimmed a bridle path on our Arabs and so do everyone I
know here who has Arabs. When we showed, the bridle path was a lot
longer to show off a clean throat latch; now the style appears to have
gone the other way--- shorter path. It is a mess when you don't have
one, I agree. To me it is a matter of personal preference. Can't worry
about what others will think--- there are ALWAYS those who will find
fault with anything you do. Makes them feel superior. My favorite book
title in the whole wide world wa by Terry Cole Whittaker--- never read
the book but loved the title---" What You Think OF Me Is None Of My
Bette Lamore
Whispering Oaks Arabians, Home of TLA Halynov
I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it
gets to the end, the faster it goes. Smell the roses!

T O wrote:
> While we are on the subject of hair, I have a question
> about bridle paths.  Since I am just now learning the
> Arab ways and politically correct miscellanous ways
> associated with Arabs, I have a question.  Do you all
> trim bridle paths on Arabs?  I have a gut feeling the
> answer is no.  Always did on the OTHER trails horses
> that we have, but seems to me like when I see an
> Arabian he/she is al la naturalle.  I just know that
> when I put her bridle on she gets disgusted with me
> when I get her long hair tangled up in it and it seems
> like a bridle path is the answer, HOWEVER, I don't
> want her to be some geek or freak o'nature out there
> on the trail because my girl is the only Arab with a
> bridle path.  So, I want the truth here, spare me my
> (her) feelings.  LOL  Thanks!
> Terri & Starlit
> Trinity Oaks Farm
> Home of many gaited horses and mommy's Princess -
> Starlit
> (I love to see my husband, Mr. Cowboy, gag when I call
> her my Princess)
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